Zarengold from Moscow to Ulan Bator by Private Train
From Moscow, To Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude, Ulan Bator - 11 Nights

Departing from:
Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude, Ulan Bator
11 Nights
Contact our office for 2023 dates and prices
Travel Dates:
07/05/22 to 18/05/22
04/06/22 to 15/06/22
23/07/22 to 03/08/22
18/08/22 to 29/08/22
10/09/22 to 21/09/22
Tour Operator:
Lernidee Trains & Cruises
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Experience one of the last great travel adventures. Your journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, one of the world’s most fascinating and safest train routes, is even more interesting, comfortable, and entertaining with our privately chartered train. This grand private train journey from Moscow to Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, via Lake Baikal is your chance to fulfil the dream of a lifetime.


Day 1. Welcome to Moscow

You are greeted at the airport by your friendly tour director and accompanied to your hotel. Our City of Lights tour shows you around the exquisitely illuminated Russian capital. You notice that Moscow is clearly on a par with Europe’s other great metropolitan cities such as Madrid and Paris. You stroll across the famous Red Square with your travel director and take a short trip on the subway to view several of Moscow’s particularly majestic metro stations.

Overnight: InterContinental Tverskaya (or similar)/Radisson Royal Ukraina (or similar). Meals included: Dinner (D)

Day 2. Moscow from Its Most Beautiful Side

In the morning, you take an informative tour of Moscow, including the imposing Kremlin grounds and its magnificent cathedral from tsarist times. In the evening, you are greeted aboard your private train. A relaxed get-together in the dining car offers the chance to meet your fellow travellers and learn more about your private train.

Overnight on board. Meals included: Breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D)

Day 3. Kazan

In the morning, you arrive in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. You take a tour of the Kazan Kremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its wonderful panoramic view over the Volga River, where you learn about the turbulent history of conflicts between the Tatars, the Cossacks, and the Russians. Your train resumes its journey east in the evening.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 4. Yekaterinburg

Your train stops around noon in Yekaterinburg, the historical capital of the Urals. The city is remembered as the place where Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. During a brief tour, you see the Church on Blood, built in 2003 in commemoration of that tragic historic event, and the city centre, beautifully restored in 2009. Back on board, you continue your journey through the vast steppes of Western Siberia.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 5. Novosibirsk

You arrive in Novosibirsk, the heart of Siberia, where you are welcomed in the traditional Russian way, with bread and salt. During a short city tour, you experience the most Soviet of all cities during your journey. You see the enormous Trans-Siberian Monument and the mighty Ob River.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 6. Across Siberia

Your train crosses the wide Yenisei River and rolls on through Siberia. The train’s chefs once again demonstrate their skills as they serve Russian specialties—a Tsar’s Feast. A vodka tasting accompanied by Russian snacks and clever toasts offers an enjoyable experience, combining culinary enjoyment and local hospitality. Your train passes by Siberian villages with their typical wooden houses and rolls through birch forests set against a background of impressive mountainscapes and, hopefully, ample sunshine.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 7. Irkutsk

Today, your train reaches Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. During a city tour you see, among other things, picturesque Siberian wooden houses, and a memorial to Tsar Alexander III (the initiator of the Tran-Siberian Railroad), erected in 2003 where the Trans-Siberian Obelisk previously stood. After lunch you take an excursion to an informative open-air museum of life and work in historical Siberia.

Overnight: Hotel Irkutsk (or similar) (BLD)

Day 8. Lake Baikal

Today, a bus takes you to Listvyanka, a Siberian village on the shores of Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of freshwater in the world. From the village, a boat brings you across the lake’s deep waters to Port Baikal, where your private train is waiting. You then travel for a few hours directly alongside Lake Baikal on the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Your train halts for several hours at a particularly scenic spot, for you to truly enjoy the majestic calm of this unique natural wonder. Dinner is served as a picnic on the shores of Lake Baikal (weather permitting).

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 9. From Lake Baikal to Ulan-Ude and on to Mongolia

The journey continues along the banks of seemingly endless Lake Baikal and then through the splendid Selenga Valley and the wild solitude of Eastern Siberia’s mountainous steppes. You take a tour of Ulan-Ude during an intermediate stop there. Border formalities at the Russian–Mongolian border take place on board.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 10. Ulan Bator

Today, early risers are treated to central Mongolia’s spectacular scenery, set in a mountain landscape dotted with colourful yurt camps and inhabited by solitary riders on horseback. In the morning, you arrive in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. On a city tour, you see the impressive Gandan Buddhist Monastery and the eccentric Choijin Lama Temple. Afterward, you have the unique chance to attend a performance of traditional Mongolian folk arts, which includes throat singing, the horsehead fiddle, national costumes, and dances—tickets are €14/$15, to be paid on site.

Overnight: Ramada Hotel (or similar) (BLD)

On request, we can organize alternative lodging in a yurt in the beautiful landscape of the Mongolian Alps for a supplement of €35/US$40—please let us know upon booking. This is a rare experience and a dream come true for nature lovers.

Day 11. Ulan Bator and the Mongolian Alps

After breakfast, a bus brings you to Terelj National Park, east of Ulan Bator, where you see the nomadic herdsmen’s exotic settlements of traditional tents, horse herds, and scraggly yaks, a type of wild Tibetan cattle. A small Mongolian archery demonstration is put on especially for you, and you enjoy a picnic lunch served in these splendid surroundings. Afterward, you transfer to your hotel in Ulan Bator.

Overnight: Ramada Hotel (or similar) (BL)

Day 12. Departure from Ulan Bator for Home

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)


Experience one of the last great travel adventures. Your journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, one of the world’s most fascinating and safest train routes, is even more interesting, comfortable, and entertaining with our privately chartered train. This grand private train journey from Moscow to Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, via Lake Baikal is your chance to fulfill the dream of a lifetime.

Our journeys are guided by an experienced multilingual tour director, and, just in case, there’s also a physician on board. A sophisticated onboard program complements a comprehensive excursion and sightseeing package to make your journey truly memorable. Take advantage of the extensive array of services offered by Europe’s most experienced travel organizer on this route.

Rates Include

  • Journey with guaranteed lodging in the booked category aboard the exclusively chartered private train
  • Travel for several hours on the Trans-Siberian Railroad panoramic route directly on the shores of Lake Baikal, with photo stops
  • Expert tour director throughout the journey
  • Experienced tour guides for each group of no more than 26 guests throughout the tour
  • Local expert tour guides
  • Transfers and bus trips according to itinerary
  • Excursions and sightseeing according to itinerary, including entry fees
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Drinks (excluding premium beverages) during mealtimes on board for guests traveling in categories Bolshoi and Bolshoi Platinum
  • Porter service at all train stations
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks
  • Concise informational talks on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries along the route
  • Physician on board
  • Shower facilities on board
  • Informational booklet about the region and the private train for each compartment booked
  • 1 night in a high-end hotel in Moscow
  • 1 night in Irkutsk in a mid-range hotel
  • 2 nights in Ulan Bator in a good, centrally located mid-range hotel

Hotels Planned

Moscow: 1 night, InterContinental Tverskaya/Radisson Royal Ukraina
Irkutsk: 1 night, Hotel Irkutsk
Ulan Bator: 2 nights, Ramada Hotel

Not Included

  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional evening performance in Ulan Bator (Day 10): tickets are €14/US$15, to be paid on site
  • Optional overnight in a yurt in the Mongolian Alps (Day 10): supplement is €35/US$40 (to be paid in advance upon booking)

Entry Requirements

  • Passport and visas required
  • Health, entry & vaccination regulations as prescribed by the visited countries.

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